If you want to learn about Stalin, study Henry VIII; if you want to learn about Mrs Thatcher, study Henry VIII; if you want to know about Hollywood, study Henry VIII.
A team of six students from De Montfort University in Leicester have turned a historic map into a realistic and detailed 3D animation of Tudor London.
Some of the buildings are hypothetical, but all streets are based on original maps of the area.
The animation has won the top prize in a competition to produce a 3D animation of a real historic setting, run by The British Library and video game developers GameCity and Crytek.
History says, Don’t hope
On this side of the grave,
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Barts is the oldest hospital in the United Kingdom that still occupies its original site.
It was founded in 1123 by Rahere, a favourite courtier of King Henry I. The Dissolution of the Monasteries did not affect the running of Barts as a hospital, but left it in a precarious position by removing its income. It was re-founded by King Henry VIII in December 1546, on the signing of an agreement granting the hospital to the City of London.
photo by MissingIdentity221
Beautifully made mesmerizing video showing the progress of women’s fashion and hairstyles throughout the ages.
Medieval pet names (mostly of famous people - check the source for more interesting info and meanings of names)
- Dogs: Sturdy, Whitefoot, Hardy, Jakke, Bo, Terri, Purkoy, Colle, Talbot, Gerland, Troy, Nosewise, Amiable, Nameles, Clenche, Bragge, Ringwood, Holdfast, Furst, Venus, Fortuna, Turgk, Hemmerli, Speichli, Parceval, Dyamant, Megastomo, Rubino, Bellina, Aura, Mamia, Guinefort, Gelert
- Cats: Gyb, Tibert, Mite, Belaud, Martino, Meone, Cruibne, Breone, Glasnenta, Pangur Bán
Hans Kohlhase is one of German historical figures that keeps spurring imagination even today.
He was a merchant whose two horses were stolen in 1532 by a Saxon nobleman, causing him to loose a lot of money on the market he was headed to. On his way back, what started out as a simple money-related dispute, grew to be one of the bloodiest vendettas to hit Saxony. Read more about it here.
His interesting story gave inspiration to Heinrich von Kleist who wrote an existentialist novella, way ahead of it’s time (1811), that had two movie adaptations. Michael Kohlhaas – der Rebell in 1969 (first image), and Michael Kohlhaas in 2013 (bottom image), that received some pretty bad reviews on this years Cannes festival, despite it’s appealing cast and strong medieval imagery.
History is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging. What has happened before will perforce happen again.
Auxiliary sciences of history
- Archeology: the study of ancient and historic sites and artifacts
- Architectural history: the study of buildings in their historical and stylistic contexts
- Art history: the study of objects of art in their historical and stylistic contexts
- Chronology: the study of the sequence of past events
- Cliometrics: the systematic application of economic theory, econometric techniques: and other formal or mathematical methods to the study of history
- Codicology: the study of books as physical objects
- Diplomatics: the study and textual analysis of historical documents
- Epigraphy: the study of ancient inscriptions
- Faleristics: the study of military orders, decorations and medals
- Genealogy: the study of family relationships
- Heraldry: the study of armorial devices
- Numismatics: the study of coins
- Onomastics: the study of proper names
- Paleography: the study of old handwriting
- Philately: the study of postage stamps
- Prosopography: the investigation of a historical group of individuals through a collective study of their lives
- Sigillography: the study of seals
- Statistics: the study of the collection, organization, and interpretation of (historical) data
- Toponymy: the study of place-names
TOP 5 MOST VISITED UK ATTRACTIONS 2012
- British Museum: 5,575,946
- Tate Modern: 5,318,688
- National Gallery: 5,163,902
- Natural History Museum: 5,021,762
- V&A: 3,231,700